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economy, 150 milon workers only now at about a 9 or 10% union total labor force, so, on relative basis weould be much better or worse time since 1980 whi we were opposo 26, 27, in the states, intriguingly, the states are not right to work states where unions can force a company to, people to pay dues et cetera, those states are falling behind. the empirical evidence, the re these guys get power the less the jobs get created. >> looking forward, not just now. we know that unions feel more empowered and their presidential candidate won the white house and union leaders saying they're going to congress and ask for easier ways for companies to become unionized. so, can we expect to see more of these plays against companies? >> absolutely, for the exact reason you noted. unions were obviously a big supporter of obama and the liberal agenda, and rightly so because they've worked nicely with each other, but as unions become bigger and bigger, bigger and the 9, 10% that toby said, it tends to work the opposite of what we want to see happen to jobs and unemployment. we want to see unemployment
and the jobs and economy. you can see what is happening with our twinkie and hostess and all . people who make them. they are out of the a job because of union workers who are demanding more. be lucky you have a job right now. >> wayne, if you look at thanksgiving to news years. and this is it super bowl for retailers for profits and unions know that and the timing is rough, don't you think? >> i don't see it that way. timing is off. you have merchandise in the tore right now. you caint sell it for the holiday season. what happens on black friday and going forward into the christmas season. all of that merchandise has to be here. you have to ordered that months ago. these strikes are not hurting it hurts the walmart protest that could hurt shopping. port authority in oakland not necessarily behaved. they are one of the mot notorous unions. >> and at the same time certainly labor has a right to have their voice and issues whethert is health care or pay. >> they are choosing america's holiday season to get their message across and get their employers on the spot. you think that turns the sentime
. warning the whole economy could be at risk because of that. lauren: which companies make the naughty and nice list. some retailers that were very good and some that should be pulled. david: let's tell you what drove the market with the "data download." stocks pushing higher with nasdaq and s&p posting four straight days of gains. hewlett-packard led the dow higher. the top performing sectors, while utilities lag. consumer confidence soaring to a five-year high, consumer sentiment index edging up nearly 30% higher than just a year ago. fewer americans filing first-time applications from plymouth benefits last week as impact subsided a little bit. weekly jobless claims fell a seasonally adjusted 410,000. lauren: the pits of the cme joining us, giving their strategy for protecting yourself from the potential fall off the fiscal cliff. the markets were kind of a honeymoon today. where the traders not concerned about the fiscal cliff? what went on? >> the fiscal cliff was so widely expected is becoming a non-event at this point. the market managed to eke out a gain today. the european iss
are cutting back on spending and a bad deal for the economy? well, let's ask. ben stein, dagen mcdowell, charlie gasperino and gary k. want to start with you. bad deal for all of us? >> of course, look, business investment was already down last quarter over 1%, and the word uncertainty just pervades e air and its business, its consumer, how about philanthropic organizations don't no what kind of write-offs for charity and the worst the outcome is probably going to be more, and taxes are going to go up and of course there will be no spending cuts. >> and ben, it does sound ominous, even if you're not someone who reads the wall street journa the fiscal cliff, fiscal cliff, it could be the-- i don't know intimidation factor, it could actually be worse than going over the cliff. >> i think that's a brilliant point, charles. if we went over the cliff for a few months the impact would not be enormous, and uncertainty is a bad word and fear is a really, really bad words and these are the words that govern the economy today and imperative that democrats put their heart and soul into a com
we have to get strategic leadership that says that we need to get this engine and the economy pumping again. neil: do you think, and this is mentioned by mitt romney a lot. you know that you are going to do things differently? dubai that? >> evebody talks about reducing taxes because they want more capital to grow their business. but it's also regulations. businesses are confronted at the township and city level. >> here in chicago, you need 161 licenses to open up the business. >> if you open up a job shop, you have to have a license to give them a bath. it's ridiculous. why can't we consolidate some of these things and reduce the bureaucracy? it isn't about the people collecting anything but a paycheck. neil: they must realize that the more they push this, the more it it endangers the economy and their very jobs are online. >> you would think so, when you? there is a lot of evidence that says those people inside the beltway are living in a bubble. washington dc is the only city in the united states that has had taken continuous growthh >> what about when gas comes down? >> you have
for the biggest airports in the country. wait until you hear this one. could this have an impact on the economy? that nobody thought of. we will break it all down for you, more "money" coming up. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the merces-nz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer lease a 2013 glk350 for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. melissa: the service employees union is trying to disrupt one of the busiest travel days of the year at lax headquarters in l.a. or the 1000 protesters are out blocking traffic trying to prevent travelers from getting to the airport. people were told to allow an extra hour and a half to get there. an extra hour and half on top of all the hours were supposed to get there ahead of time. with me now for both sides of the debate. gentlemen, welcome to the debate. i will start with you because as we watched all the video today of protesters out the
. wait until you hear this one. could this have an impact on the economy? that nobody thought of. we will break it all down for you, more "money" coming up. hey, yo, check out is chef, right? right? that's so gay. that's really gay. dude, look at those pants. please don't say that. what? don't say that something is gay when you mean that something is dumb or stupid. it's insulting. it's like if i thought this pepper shaker was stupid, and i said, "man, this pepper shaker is so 16-year-old boy with a cheesy mustache." just saying. melissa: the service employees union is trying to disrupt one of the busiest travel days of the year at laheadquarters in l.a. or the 1000 protesters are out blocking traffic trying to prevent travelers from getting to the airport. people were told to allow an extra hour and a half to get there. an extra hour and half on top of althe hours were supposed to get there ahead of time. with me now for both sides of the debate. gentlemen, welcome to the debate. i will start with you because as we watched all the video today of protesters out there trying to wreck
raising wages for retail workers kickstart the economy? one study says it could boost gdp by 15%. i'm not really buying that. when the people behind that report is here to disagree with me. even when they say it is not, it is always about "money." all right, let's take a look at the headlines, fed chairman ben bernanke warning of dire consequences if we go flying over the fiscal cliff, bernanke says failure to make a deal could trigger another recession. he also says the fed does not have the tools needed to stop another downturn. and they're calling it the largest insider trading case ever. sec charging him with conspiracy to commit serious fraud. reporter made $276 million in illegal profits after receiving a tip from a doctor about a new alzheimer's drug. hewlett-packard's taking a dive today in a shocking report of fraud. we will have all the details here in just a moment. but first our top story tonight, the fighting between israel and hamas continues. senator said hillary clinton met with diplomatic leaders in egypt today to hp broker a cease-fire but that did nothing to stop
but if it is viewed take too much bread out of the economy weakens the into recession and that is why we are cautious short-term right now making rebalance as soon as they deliver a package about the fiscal cliff. dave: with a price target on apple? >> 725. dave: if you would do this for five seconds, >> institutional ownership, google 66. dave: thank you very much. dave: the s&p futures pit. >> thanks for having me. dave: no action but plenty of meeting inside the beltway. the president ready to sit down with more ceos to discuss coming tax increases and potential budget cuts. we haven't seen any suggestions. middle class americans, we are live at the white house. liz: main street businesses taking matters into their own hands. sending this letter to congress urging them to have tax reform. we are talking to the ceo, president of the national federation of independent business who signed a letter. what does he want? dave: automakers all over the world are revving their engines at the los angeles auto show, jeff flock as usual live in the center ring. what is going on? jeff: automakers are not worrie
to destroy the economy. no one in their right mind is going to allow that kind of increase to devastate the economy. lou: that's a good point. it's interesting that no one is talking about the fact that individual tax payment, 26% of the bush tax cuts over the past two years, the answer here is this. i just want to see everybody be happy. let me turn to benghazi. there is a palpable sense in washington dc right now. i don't believe the congress has the strength or the tools to actually penetrate the veil of denial and secrecy and opaqueness that is this administration and what it has done. now, when you think this is? >> the attorney general has to do this. lou: can you really see eric holder doing that? saying that we will investigate ourselves? >> if he doesn't do an independent investigation, you have the very people who have floated the idea of prosecuting general petraeus, there are all kinds of things they might do to him. there is all kinds of pressure that can be brought about. lou: are you saying that you don't think, i was speaking earlier with. rinsing, you don't think it's a
to how this economy is. and how much we have created the entitlement mentality that everyone feels they should that they should be on food stamps. when you look at the costs, within about two years, texas at the federal level are going to go just to pay for entitlement programs that have no money left over to pay for all of the other programs of the government. and i find it very suspicious and interesting as you do that here we ha been talking about this for the last couple of weeks and nobody is talking about reforming these things. >> here is the thing. my idea is let them out there. you have a coupe of years to do damage control. ultimately, if everyone gets their head in the sand in washington, we haven't even talked about the interest on debt the debt that we owe. between that and how do we have an economy? how we grow an economy? that we provide for the kids? >> that's a great point. when i talked about the exploding cost of entitlement, there is something that is the expensive single program. it is hard to reform these programs with the democrats and unions. the unioion to
have seen the worst of this economy, think again. another recession could be just around the corner regardless if congss solves the fiscal cliff crisis or not. one of the top economists, martin feldstein of harvard unersity, joins me now. >> it's good to be back. cheryl: you were with ben bernanke last week. there were two questioners talking to mr. ben bernanke. he has been very vocal in his call for congress to fix the fiscal cliff. you are a little bit more negative than your colleagues. why is that? >> well, what he said is if we gover the fiscal cliff, the economy will drop into a recession and the fed does not have the ability to stop that. now the question is, what if we do not hold the fiscal cliff but some of the other things that are being talked about, like the president's plan, what would happen then? the president's plan to raise taxes on high income individuals, cutting deductions for high income individuals, raising the corporate tax ate read a long list of that sort. eliminating the payroll tax holiday. that would take about 2% out of the gdnext year. we are struggli
, even in an obama economy. we have all the information you need to rake it in, even when they say it's not, it's always about money. ♪ >> starting off, oil and energy, hosting money from houston, i sat down for an exclusive one-and-one with the ceo and co-founder of ki in, -- kinder morgan. we focus on the future of the energy business and natural gas. this is what he said. >> we need to have a level playing field. we need to have, in the energy field, for example, we have just tremendous opportunities, particularly in the natural gas area. we got a game changer here. we got a fuel that's cheap, abundant, domestic, plentiful.g we ought to be doing everythingp we canlo to exploit that. melissa: fracking for natural gas?oded >> natural gas in general.e the shale place, which, of course, predicated to fracking, but the opportunities forrtun natural gas, you want to talk about response to climate change and reducing co2 emissions, thio is the golden key to open the door more than most renewables will ever be because you move needle with natural gas, and a five to ten year feared, --dea
, and they continue to function in an economy with china, india, south korea, and other countries nothr buying into the sanctions, and, thus, they continue to create app economy frustrate sanctions. talk about this, expose it, impose harder sanctions on iran. melissa: what is it we can do about this? >> well, you know, i think it'st more complicated than that in that first of all, turkey supposedly is in a approximatey civil war against iran and syria supporting the opposition so eitherhey are speaking the truth or openly lying, and we can have a much stronger statement from the president looking for regime change inia syria, and all the while turkey funneling millions of dollars to iran. one is a war of words.war second, is also other partners s like dubai who supposedly is ani ally that also is just a hundred miles across the sea from iran, and shifting also some of that ld to them so we have other. players. india's an ally, other allies subverting sanctions through the new identity list gold economyys providing $1 billion to $2 billion a month bypassing t sanctions. melissa: when i heard th
% of the trillion dollars deficit why risk slowing down the economy, which a lot of people say might happen if you increase taxes why slow the economy for such a collectively small amount of money? >> first thought don't think it is a small amount of money. we need a balanced approach. david: uribe 2% of the deficit unfunded if you do that. >> to look at the president's budget, what he proposes is raising $1.6 trillion proposing spending cuts as well, combination of which would put us on a sustainable path in the economy in the long run. what we should avoid doing is having gridlock, not extending the middle-class tax cuts would wish on our report today is if the middle-class tax cuts are not extended that will cause consumer spending to fall by $200 billion next year. that'll be an awfully big hit to the economy. liz: to a for somebody economic council, physically says middle-class tax cuts on consumer spending, everybody spends. how do we come to this agreement, we keep hearing left the tax cuts they now warren buffett came out with an op-ed in "the new york times" say saying we should make that
and focus on rebuilding the middle class and strengthening our economy by investing in jobs, not cuts. as for the effectiveness of this campaign one conservative says this type of pressure from unions is nothing new. >> the fact that they are publicly saying what they have been privately saying helps the american people understand where obama's in trend and comes from but nothing has changed. >> the issue is in the fiscal cliff discussion democrats appear willing to put entitlements and spending on the table. republicans saying they're willing to do tax revenue and that could be or would be the key to any agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff and get the country's books back in order. gerri: you will be covering this for a long time. thanks for that. this black friday wal-mart shoppers think protests, it is not a superstore workers on the picket line. jeff flock joins us with more. jeff: a few of them but the majority were not wal-mart workers but members of other unions like the teamsters, the uaw, it was built today as a demonstration against the notion of working on thursday on thank
the fed chairman had to say this afternoon. listen to this. >>n a worst-case scenario where the economy goes off the broad fiscal cliff, the largest fiscal cliff, don't think the fed has the tools to offset that. gerri: don't look at me, can do anything if you can't avoid the fiscal cliff. what did you make of that? speak of the war is quite complicit dumb explicit. if the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff, the jump in taxes woul likely quickly push the u.s. economy into a recession and there is nothing the fed cado to prevent that from happening. gei: it seems to have unloaded everytng they have, the economy has to come back on its own now. >> they can do with the bank of japan is now supposedly considering, resort to negative interest rate policy. consumerwould be charged to keep money in savings accounts. that is one way getting people to spend, i don't think that is likely to happen anytime soon. gerri: i think that is just crazy talk to lots of viewers. but it is reality. instead of getting paid for putting your money someplace, which is the way it normally happens, instead you have
brotherhood led egyptian government. it is strangling in an economy that is simply not working. the united states and europe have the trump cards in this. is that an incorrect statement in your judgment? >> yes, because the imf still has already been signed. he has that credit line out there. i think what's going on in egypt is that there is a struggle between -- lou: actually, this deal was reached today. they have not been funded. lou: but the deal is done. acquiescence to judgment and reason. and necessary component. >> as you correctly pointed out that europeans will not put pressure on egypt. he will get his money from the imf. the -- lou: wait a minute. let me interject. i truly believe that it is of fair statement to say, the united states will have its will with the imf and what it does in this instance. am i wrong? >> well, we will see in a couple of weeks. i think the real struggle here is between morrissey and his ideological instincts on the one hand and elements of the egyptian security structure, the military and the intelligence service on the other. despite his best efforts
reserve look, it did not dim the hopes of the bulls. they talk about the economy standing at a measured pace with moderate consumer spending. optimistic and moderate to words they relate. the true standout today. costco with the one-time dividend taking the stock to new highs today. this has been a really beaten-down name up sharply, and coach is looking pretty fashionable as well. look at gold colored one point it was down $35, it is losing some of the shine, oil taking a hit down to a one-week low, budget concerns on crude, and we will see right now what is going on with gold. let's see what they make of the midday reversal. closing higher, just one big year. this unique group and the nymex, this is pretty significant, isn't it? the politicians would open their mouth and the market rallies, that never happens. >> this is really a pretty good rally when you consider where we came from, this is a pretty good move. people are very optimistic maybe he is making true statements they will get something done. honestly the value is very anemic. they were placed in the week after, now we're ki
say that the president proposed $1.6 trillion in new revenue? he wants to destroy the economy? come on. who in their right mind will allow that kind of increase to devastate the economy. it will not be hostess going out of business. >> lou: that is a good point and it is interesting, no one is talking about the fact that individual tax payments, taxpayer payments, internal revenue service, receipts from those taxpayers have risen 26% under the bush tax cuts, over the past two years which tells us that the answer here is growth. >> that's right. >> lou: i'm a simple fellow and i'd like to see everybody start talking to each other. let me turn to benghazi, because, the special prosecutor. there is a sense of hopelessness that is palpable in washington, d.c., right now. because, i don't believe the congress feels that it has the strength or the tools to actually penetrate the veil of denial and secrecy and opaqueness that is the administration, when it comes to what it has done. witness the last nine weeks. you are calling for a special prosecutor, and the fellow who has to do that work f
shortcut to a resurgent economy and the new greatness.idenc lou: coming up short losing the majority of the swing states. joining me now the talk about some of the reasons behind that, the shifting demographics. a former assistant to presidento george w. bush, also with us opera the new york times best-seller the amateur on the obama administration this is as if the obama team did not -- it just knew exactly wat would unfold. that is how together they were >> i'll understand that. the cost per ad, the republicans have to pay, many times more than the democrats. they bought there rate and they bought them in a very inefficient way. the whole campaign was just shot through with inefficiency. lou: de think it will be as easy for the republicans to raise money next time? >> people talking about, is there a silver lining for the republican. no doubt there are a lot of attractive potential candidates. you can go on and on. the question is, the base which controls the primary situation, will they go for any of these people, these populist conservatives overvalue conservatives. lou: let me p
tomorrow will be durable goods orders. this really gives you a clue as to what is happening in the economy. we are expecting those numbers to be down. melissa: a little bit of a rebound bit -- maybe if. melissa: here is what is "money" tonight. warren buffett's plans tax hike critics claiming that higher rates would not put a freeze on investing. is the oracle of omaha having of false prophecy? 220 men join us with the reaction. egyptian president makes a power grab that could make a feral blush. violent protests break out. will they bring mideast turmoil to new heights? one of the reasons top experts. getting a pink slip for not getting a flu shot. one employer fires all workers refusing to get the flu vaccine. is it legal? could more businesses follow suit? if even when they say it's not, it's always about "money." ♪ melissa: first, let's take a look at the day's market headlines. fiscal cliff years made a comeback and strong retail sales are not enough to offset the concern. the dow closed down 42 points. facebook shares some other best in four months. two formerly bearish analysts up
of the economy so if they get into trouble you have counterparty risk. if i owe you money and get in ouble it is your problem as well. it is closely intertwined. we saw this in 1998 with long-term capital management. no one had ever heard of it and this hedge fund got into trouble and it was deemed by wall street and the federal reserve to pose a systemic risk to the whole financial system so we never heard of it but had to bail out. rri: do we need more regulation? that is the first in a lot of people would say? >> first thing regulators want to do is regulate and they want a lot of complicated regulation. i don't think that is the answer but bringing this stuff out into the sunlight making these shadow banks show what sort of risks are opposed to the system would be a really good start so at least we have a sense of what is going on. gerri: for the regular american out there there's a whole world that is completely closed to them, has nothing to do with them but at the end of the day could make big trouble for regular investors. give us an example of how this could unwind. >> as we saw w
of december. what we are seeing is the japanese yen devaluing. one of the things we need for their economy is exports. they have been horrible. look at electronics companies right now, they are really struggling. we're looking at the fiscal cliff, the dollar holding into an 80, 81 range, and it will probably stay there until we start getting closer to the christmas holidays and when it comes to crunch time for the fiscal cliff, let's see how this shakes out. cheryl: i still can't believe the euro is as strong as it has against the dollar considering everything that is going on over there. while our economy seems to be strengthening, how do you explain that? >> there is a flight to safety. people leave europe is going to be able to pull this out. there is a lot of money brought in tinto all of this. you have japan pulling down, the yen is getting weaker and weaker. the flight to safety going to the euro dolla euro dollar and e u.s. dollar. let's wait and see how this plays out on monday, it ought to be very interesting. cheryl: it is never boring. let's go over to the nymex. tom, certainly
optimistic about spending in this economy. the index of consumer attitudes edging up to 73.7 from an up yard hi-revised reading of 73.1 in october o. and u.s. home prices climbing higher for the sixth month in a row. property values in 20 cities jumped 3% compared to one year ago, building on a 2% gain posted in august. liz: green mountain coffee roasters brewing up numbers, robert gray has the numbers. >> reporter: coming in better than expected, 946.7 million bucks, well ahead of the estimate, 902, and the nongap adjusted earnings number coming in, again, well ahead of expectations, 64 cents. thatts better than the 48 cents that were anticipated there. and they're talking up the sales of new platforms here as they're facing new competition from starbucks. a double beat, if you will, and you see the shares jumping in after hours. liz: yes, david was right, it has been hammered by the short sellers, particularly david einhorn who was famed for short selling lehman brothers. but, again, this is a company that has continued to try and come through here, new management changes, right, robert? >
breaking this pledge? >> let's distinguish with what boehner have said. i certainly agree, if the economy grew at 4% instead of 2% for the next decade, the federal government would net an additional $5 trillion. you could pay all of obama's death down. connell: that is not what he is talking about. >> okay. i am sorry. what he said is what i said. what obama claims he said is a separate matter. boehner was very clear. obama said, oh, you have agreed to tax increases. the talks collapsed because obama misstated. connell: what you say to republicans who are thinking about breaking the pledge? >> look, most republicans have signed the pledge. even the ones who have not have made it very clear even when they ran for office, higher taxes have hurt the economy. they have spent too much money. the entitlements are looking to break the economy. we need to spend less. raising taxes to get the politicians more money to continue spending, does not solve any problems. connell: i know you think this is the narratives being pushed by the media and all of that, if they do break it, that does speak to yo
come january 1, and it will be an increaaed tax rate and were soft economy. if we actually pay for the cost of government as we have right now, the cost of government is recession. if you pay the size of government now. we will have recession in this country and that blows people's minds a little bit more. i don't see them being forced. we have all of these year-to-year fixes and patches and delay it here. this whole process is an example of doing that. dagen: you talk about the needing to be different. some people might talk about fixing our debt and deficit problems, but when it comes down to it, they don't want to give up tax rates, pay anymore, and when you talk about cutting government they get up in arms about cutting spending. >> that is definitely true. a few politicians who are talking honestly about this stuff and have been able to win a few elections. people like rand paul might lead it. scott walker of the world, there is a reality we will have to conform to. they're not all being punished at the ballot rocks. we will see a double dip recession and some of the effec
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